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Althouth WLOs, WROs, and LGBTQIA+ organizations have been central in the humanitarian response to the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, two years into the invasion they continue to face challenges accessing funding and resources. This factsheet presents the results of a survey conducted by the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia to investigate the funding challenges faced by these organizations two years into the full-scale invasion.
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This regional research, implemented by UN Women and co-designed, conducted and developed by five young researchers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo1, North Macedonia, and Serbia aims to explore the linkages between youth development, gender equality, and social cohesion challenges in the region. The insights gained from the research provide valuable information on how youth from across the region would like to see gender equality and social cohesion challenges tackled.
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The campaign "16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence" is marked annually from 25 November to 10 December. It is part of the broader UNiTE campaign, which calls on governments, media, women's rights organizations, youth, civil society, and the entire UN to fight violence against women and girls. This year's campaign was implemented with the support of Sweden, and in collaboration with numerous partners, government representatives, CSOs, artists, and influencers.
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UN Women's #NoExcuse Campaign, conducted within 16 Days of Activism in 2023, drew attention to the importance of protective legal frameworks and called for the effective implementation of laws to prevent violence against women. The report reflects on the outcomes of the campaign and the support it received from partners and private sector.
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This model serves as a guide to consider the differentiated needs and priorities of women and girls when establishing new temporary and permanent settlements during the resumption of basic services in disaster and crisis-affected areas.
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The Regional Gender Taskforce (RGTF) is a network of actors working to mainstream and integrate gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the Ukraine Refugee Response. This annual review identifies the results attained by the RGTF, showcases the initiatives of individual members, and considers how to best continue the work of the RGTF moving forward.
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The National Study on Violence against Women in Georgia 2022 — the second nationwide survey conducted by the National Statistics Office of Georgia and UN Women — found that 50.1 per cent of women aged 15–69 in Georgia have experienced at least one form of violence in their lifetime. The study provides policy makers, nongovernmental organizations and other stakeholders with data for evidence-based policies and programmes to achieve gender equality and end violence against women.
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Generation Equality campaign on care economy was implemented from May to June 2023 with a focus on the care economy and the economic empowerment of women. The campaign was implemented through various activities with the aim of increasing the understanding of BiH citizens about the care economy and paid and unpaid work. The slogan of the campaign was the sentence „Nemam ti kad" ("I don't have time").
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Discover the transformative impact of the EU 4 Gender Equality regional programme in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. Three-year initiative challenges gender stereotypes, strengthens equal rights, and enhances opportunities for women and men. Unveil the inspiring stories of 15 individuals—women, men, boys, and girls—who have become advocates for gender equality, their lives enriched through newfound knowledge and experiences.
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This guide is designed to equip auditors with essential tools and insights, empowering them to integrate gender considerations seamlessly into their auditing processes.
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Joint Statement "Bridging the Gap: Investing in Women led Organizations as way of Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls- 16 Days of Activism 2023"
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The set of informative cards “Violence against women in politics” reveals crucial concepts about the phenomenon of violence against women in politics. It delves into various forms of such violence, the targeted individuals, and the enduring impact it bears. Additionally, the set offers actionable steps that authorities, the media, political parties, individuals can take to prevent such violence. The set was developed by UN Women Moldova in cooperation with UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and financially supported by Sweden.
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The research “The Dark Side of Digitalization: Technology-Facilitated Violence Against Women in Eastern Europe and Central Asia” was developed by the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and aims to shed light on technology-facilitated forms and dimensions of violence against women in 13 countries of the Europe and Central region.
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Unstereotype Alliance Turkey Marketing Communications Playbook is a tool aimed at providing practical advice on how brands and companies can combat stereotypes in their communications, and catalyse the movement toward realistic and progressive portrayals of all people.
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The research examines the problem of violence against women in politics in Türkiye in a comprehensive manner, examining international legislation and norms as well as examples of good practices from around the world, and evaluating local legislation and policies. Within the scope of this research, which is the first national study on violence against women in politics, the dimensions of violence women are exposed to in politics are covered through qualitative research.
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This document summarizes the outcomes of the final evaluation for the EU-funded regional programme "Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkans and Türkiye: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds - Phase II.” The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the programme’s performance; identify and document lessons learned, good practices, innovations, success stories and challenges; determine strategies for replication and up-scaling; and offer actionable recommendations for future programme development and enhance ownership among partners.
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The "Her Aftermath - The Impact of the Earthquakes in Türkiye: Focus on Prevention and Response to Violence Against Women" report includes main findings that have emerged and proposes recommendations for all stakeholders working in the earthquake humanitarian response and recovery efforts on the situation around prevention and response to violence against women after the earthquake.
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Through five chapters, this guide introduces readers to the concept of social entrepreneurship emphasizing the importance of equal inclusion of women in entrepreneurial and social processes in Serbia, describing the role of civil society organizations in social entrepreneurship, and also offering a practical guideline on how to register a social enterprise in the country.
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Active in Kazakhstan since 1999, UN Women country team works in partnership with the Government, civil society and other institutions to ensure equality of rights and opportunities for women and girls across the country.
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This paper seeks to draw lessons on how women have been participating as actors in influencing peace dialogue and processes related to the women, peace and security agenda in Europe and Central Asia. It also highlights challenges that need to be taken into consideration and offers recommendations to promote their greater contribution, influence, and participation in peace processes.